Five Things to do When Your Puppy is “Naughty”

How do you react when your puppy is “naughty?”

Are you tempted to get angry, or do you remain patient and calm?

Patience is defined as “the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties” (Encarta online dictionary). It’s also an expression of love. 1 Corinthians 13:4 tells us the “love is patient”. It goes on to say that love is “not easily angered.”

Pups (even adult dogs) can get into all sorts of mischief. I’m sure that many of us can attest to times we’ve been tempted to get annoyed or frustrated with our puppy who innocently peed on a rug, chewed our shoes, or got into something forbidden. Personally, I find that all these experiences teach me something new about dog ownership, and my own qualities. The following story taught me patience, and to laugh more, as well as five things to do when my puppy is naughty. 

Here’s a little story to illustrate my point. . .

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I Pledge Allegiance To My Dog [A Call To Unity]

Published in the The Royal Spaniels Magazine (2016), by Leila Grandemange


Years ago, a typical school day in America began by placing our right hand over our heart and pledging allegiance to the flag. It was a moment to stop what we were doing, and for every child regardless of race or color, or even the morning dispute with their best friend, to focus on a greater cause. Continue reading “I Pledge Allegiance To My Dog [A Call To Unity]”

Canine Influenza—Knowledge is Power!

We’ve all heard it said that “Knowledge is Power”. In light of the Canine Influenza outbreak in some parts of the United States, I wholeheartedly agree, and it’s time to fight back!

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